ISSUE 25  |  Kitchen Confidential

Design Sleuth: Japanese Rain Chain

June 25, 2010 1:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Anna at Door Sixteen recently installed a lily flower rain chain, which got us thinking about this substitute for a rainwater gutter downpipe. In Japan, rain chains have been used for centuries; they produce a musical cascade of water that empties either into a rainwater receptacle or a drainage bed. 

Above: Photo via Ouno Design.

Above: The Copper Oval Loop Rain Chair is $15.40 per linear foot at Rain Chains.

Above L: Zen Loops Copper Rain Chain; $19 per linear foot. Above R: Extra Link Copper Rain Chain; $19 per linear foot.

  

Above: Rain Chain Installation Kit; $14.95 at Rain Chains.